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Jun 1, 2006 Fair Game: Secrecy, Security, and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America — Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Hugh B. Urban
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Hugh B. Urban is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University, 431 Hagerty Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. From Tom Cruise’s wedding to South Park’s scathing cartoon parody, the Church of Scientology has emerged as one of the wealthiest, most powerful but also most controversial new religious movements of the last fifty years. Remarkably, however, it has rarely been subjected to serious, critical study by historians of religions, in large part because of the ...
Sep 1, 2003 Scientology and the European Human Rights debate: A reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force study — Marburg Journal of Religion
Sep 1, 2003 Scientology: Religion or racket? — Marburg Journal of Religion
Sep 1, 1998 When Scholars Know Sin — Skeptic magazine More:
skeptic.com Mar 25, 1997 The Scientology problem — Wall Street Journal More: holysmoke.org, link
Wall Street Journal
As no doubt befits a society founded by Pilgrims, America has a long tradition of controversial movements maturing to success, whether Mormons or Christian Scientists or Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, the latest cult forcing itself to our attention is the Church of Scientology. Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. He fashioned a creation myth around Xenu, who froze and transported thetan souls to volcanoes in Teegeeack, now earth. The creed holds that humans ...
Aug 5, 1989 Ex-Scientologist calls church a moneymaker, not a religion — Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee) More: news.google.com, link
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Claims that the Church of Scientology is a religion are false, a former member charged. The church is an intelligence and information agency that uses mind manipulation, hypnotism and other methods to gradually turn members into agents to financially enhance the organization, said Larry Wollersheim, a former salesman and touring spokesman for the Church of Scientology. After spending 11 years as an active member in the church Wollersheim, 40, a native of Milwaukee, sued the organization In 1980 for intentional and ...
Nov 1, 1974 Intellectual Freedom // Anti-Scientology books targets of lawsuits — The Library Journal More: link
The Library Journal
Having won out of court settlements and apologies from publishers of four recent books exposing the "inside story" on the "religion" of Scientology and its founder, Ron Hubbard, defenders of Scientology have vowed to take to court any Canadian library or bookstore that refuses to get rid of these "libelous" books. The Scientologists have conducted similar suits in England, Australia, and the U.S. The books in question are
The Mind Benders
by Cyril Vosper (reportedly once a high official at ...
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